Medicine

Irish poll shows majority support abortion up to 12 weeks

Irish poll shows majority support abortion up to 12 weeks

Published 26/01/2018

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A majority of Irish voters would support a proposal to allow abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy in a referendum [more…]

Roche chairman sees opportunities for drugmakers under Trump

Roche chairman sees opportunities for drugmakers under Trump

Published 26/01/2018

The chairman of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, Christoph Franz speaks to media after the annual general meeting in Basel March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben SprichZURICH (Reuters) [more…]

AstraZeneca’s three-in-one inhaler helps COPD patients in trial

AstraZeneca’s three-in-one inhaler helps COPD patients in trial

Published 26/01/2018

A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo(Reuters) - AstraZeneca said an inhaler for chronic [more…]

Illumina wins $26.7 million in patent fight with Roche unit Ariosa

Illumina wins $26.7 million in patent fight with Roche unit Ariosa

Published 25/01/2018

(Reuters) - Gene testing company Illumina on Thursday won a $26.7 million jury verdict in a U.S. lawsuit accusing rival Ariosa Diagnostics, a subsidiary of [more…]

More birth defects in U.S. areas with Zika: U.S. health officials

More birth defects in U.S. areas with Zika: U.S. health officials

Published 25/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: Signs are placed around a neighborhood as county vector control hand-spray a for adult Aedes mosquitoes after a travel-related case of Zika was [more…]

FDA’s tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device

FDA’s tobacco stance faces test with Philip Morris iQOS device

Published 22/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: A man uses a Philip Morris iQOS e-cigarette in Tokyo, Japan May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a decision expected [more…]

CDC’s flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

CDC’s flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

Published 20/01/2018

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File PhotoCHICAGO (Reuters) - The [more…]

French families plan to sue retailers over baby milk recall: group

French families plan to sue retailers over baby milk recall: group

Published 15/01/2018

Employees walk in front of the entrance of the French dairy group Lactalis headquarters in Laval, western France, January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane MahePARIS (Reuters) - [more…]

Google venture arm backs UK universal flu vaccine company

Google venture arm backs UK universal flu vaccine company

Published 15/01/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A private British company developing a vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of flu has [more…]

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Published 14/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, [more…]